Sponsor Funded Professional, Cognitive Development Specialist

Position ID: 36130
Georgia State University
Arts & Sciences
Branch Campus: 
Atlanta Campus
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Development Specialist
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Job Description 
Sponsor Funded Professional, Cognitive Development Specialist - 17000724 
Georgia State University, an enterprising public research university in Atlanta, is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State offers a challenging academic environment that emphasizes research and practical experience across the curriculum and has more than 50 nationally and internationally ranked programs. 
While, Atlanta is integral to Georgia State’s educational experience, Atlanta’s quality of life helps Georgia State attract top-notch faculty, staff and administrators by contributing to the economies of Atlanta and the South. With more than 190,000 alumni worldwide, Georgia State’s commitment to student success and being a vital part of the vibrant arts and entertainment community of downtown Atlanta is where the city life meets campus life. Working at Georgia State is where you should be!!!

Description:  Georgia State University has grown in size and stature into a leading research and educational institution all the while retaining its core values of access, diversity and excellence. The College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) is at the heart of this global transformation. Representing Georgia State University’s largest academic college, with 23 departments and institutes spread across three distinct academic areas (Humanities, Natural and Computational Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences), the College of Arts and Sciences has placed an emphasis on international research and education.

The college’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs connect an extraordinarily diverse group of students to top-notch faculty, world-class facilities, and all the opportunities of a global city. Faculty and students in the college work together both within and across disciplines on crucial social, cultural, and scientific issues. The college is home to researchers who collaborate on topics including brain function, drug design, biostatistics, urban health and urban environments, language acquisition and development, gerontology, understanding new media and digital arts, ethics and human rights, among many others.  Additionally, the college works with local communities on research, service, and teaching projects of mutual benefit.

The COAS, Psychology Department is seeking to hire Cognitive Development Specialist on a part-time (.50 FTE / 20 hours)   The scope of responsibility will include these essential duties but is not limited to the following, 

  • Teach specific reading programs to small groups of children in grades 3-8 in the Atlanta area as part of a research grant

  • Work closely with school personnel in executing reading programs

  • Communicate effectively with parents and school staff to maintain good relationships in support of project

  • Assist in development of needed reading curriculum materials, complete teacher logs daily, test student abilities and complete other necessary paperwork for successful execution of grant and reading program

  • Attend research team and school/parent meetings as needed

  • Provide presentations/workshops on reading program to approved audiences and participate in conference presentations as needed

  Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee’s direct supervisor.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field and one year of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

College/Business Unit: College of Arts & Sciences 

Department: College of Arts & Sciences, Psychology Department
Location: Atlanta Campus
Shift: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM 
Salary : $19,646 - $28,978 
Pay Grade: 15 
FLSA Status: Exempt 
Job Type: Part-Time (No Benefits Eligible)
Job Posting: 10/16/17, 3:10:52 PM
Closing Date: Open until filled

Preferred Hiring Qualifications: The preferred candidate should possess the following attributes,

  • At least 3 years experience teaching reading to children in elementary school
  • Experience using explicit reading programs
  • Experience working in public schools with diverse students

Special Instructions: To be fully considered for this position all candidates at the time of submission must provide the following documents that clearly provides proof of education and relevant experience,

  • A complete and accurate GSU application

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Three professional references
Please note, Georgia State University’s career board updates daily and requisitions are subject to be removed without prior notice or before the posting expires. 
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
CIP Discipline Code: 
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Vacancy Status: 

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